Pivot on May 7th: David James Brock, Nicholas Ruddock, Kevin Spenst, & Jacob Wren
There are only three Pivots left before the summer. Come listen to some locals and some travelers and have a drink on the patio.
David James Brock is a poet, playwright, and librettist, and the author of two poetry chapbooks: Gasmask Summer and Black Metal Melody. His works for opera and stage have been performed in Toronto, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and San Francisco. His first collection of poetry, Everyone is CO2, was recently released by Wolsak & Wynn.
Nicholas Ruddock was born in Ottawa and raised in the Eglinton-Avenue Road area of Toronto. Nicks writing has also been published in The Dalhousie Review, The Antigonish Review, Fiddlehead, Prism International, Grain, sub-Terrain, Event, and Exile. The Parabolist, a novel, was published by Doubleday, in February 2010. It was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. How Loveta Got Her Baby, a book of short stories, was published by Breakwater Books this March 2014.
Kevin Spenst is doing a 50-venue reading tour across Canada in support of small presses. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and his manuscript, Ignite, has come in as a finalist for the Alfred G. Baily Prize.
Jacob Wren creates literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include Unrehearsed Beauty 1998, Families Are Formed Through Copulation 2007, and Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed 2010. Hes the co-artistic director of the Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART. His newest literary creation is Polyamorous Love Song, which came out from Bookthug this spring.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring David James Brock, Nicholas Ruddock, Kevin Spenst, and Jacob Wren
Wednesday, May 7th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC Suggested: $5
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney